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How Starting A Simple Memoir Gave Me New Purpose In Life

Written by: Joe Fiduccia Ten years ago, if you were to ask me whether I believed my life was worth remembering, I would have said "probably not". Though I've been fortunate in many ways (both personally and professionally), most of...

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Never Be Afraid To Try, Even At The Risk Of Losing Everything

Written by: Debbie Earnston "It was time for a change. It was time to take a chance." Visitors to America's Footprints have been curious to know more about the man behind it all, and often ask where the idea of...

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What Bits of Wisdom Will You Whisper In Your Child's Ears Tonight?

Written by: Joe Fiduccia There is nothing more precious than watching your little one sleep. From the moment your children are brought into this world, there is something magical about seeing them close their eyes and rest comfortably in the...

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Ordinary People Live Extraordinary Lives - Write Their Stories

Written by: Devon Noel Lee In May 1998, country music star Clay Walker released his 16th single entitled "Ordinary People" but it was the worst performing song he ever had. Despite failing to resonate with a wide audience, the song and...

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What Do You Do When Records are Missing or Destroyed?

Written by: Terry Kelly and Tara Dolgner It can be very frustrating when you are researching someone and you need that information from the 1890 U.S. census to provide additional evidence of where she/he was living and with whom. Then...

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How to Create a Home That Tells Your Family’s Story

Written by: Paige A. Mitchell Turning your house into a home takes more than just filling your space with fancy furniture. A family home is all about the little details, special moments, and irreplaceable memories. Each family member completely unique yet...

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Sharing Your Life Story Shouldn't Be Scary

Written by: Devon noel Lee Panic set in as beta readers began reading chapters for my upcoming memoir "From Metal to Rhinestones," the story of my teenage quest for a beauty pageant crown. What if the readers hated the manuscript?...

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Mental Health and Resources Under Medicare: Advice for Seniors

Written by: June Duncan Most older adults understand that Medicare is an important resource that helps them cover the ever-increasing cost of health care. But having coverage and knowing where to find help if you suffer from depression are two...

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My 5 Favorite Tech Gadgets for Genealogy

Written by: Jake Fletcher The genealogy world is at a crossroads right now. Some purists continue to avoid adapting modern tech innovations into their research procedures, while others have fully embraced the brave new world of modern genealogy. At this...

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My Dad Is My Rock. But That Rock Is Starting To Crumble, And So Am I

Written by: Farrah Hollabaugh For the most part, many of us probably look up to our parents in one way or another. Sometimes they will inspire us. Sometime they will push us to be better. And sometimes they give us...

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5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Family Stories Growing All Year

Written by: Shannon Combs-Bennett Well this third rock has gone around the sun...again. And if you are like most people, you have made some resolutions and yet most likely broken a few as well. Don't feel bad though. It's never too...

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Keep One New Year's Resolution Today - Write Now!

Written by: Devon Noel Lee So, how are those New Year's Resolutions coming along? It's mid way through January. Have you forgotten them? Are you working on them? Have you thought about a resolution that relates to recording your memories in...

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7 Modern Expressions And Traditions With Origins From The 1500's That Will Leave You Saying "OMG!"

How are you enjoying the modern luxuries of life lately? Are you resting comfortably on your sleep number mattress? Is your Jacuzzi tub just calling your name this evening? As the nights get colder, are you still walking along the...

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10 Things You Didn't Know About America's Footprints

As a fairly new player in town, we tend to get a lot of questions from our members and our visitors. As people continue to learn more about America's Footprints, they discover a platform that is both new and very...

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3 Holiday Disasters That Make the Best Stories

Written by: Paige A. Mitchell From burnt turkeys to minor injuries, our Hallmark holidays are often imperfect. Some of us have a hard time accepting that, but we, fortunately, have the optimistic believers who err toward the bright side things....

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